The silver futures market provides an explanation for why silver has been languishing in an unfortunate bear slump.
But the current price declines and speculator activity is unsustainable as prices fall to lows on the year.
Patience will be key for silver bulls, and the bears’ time may be up…
The Silver Price This Week Is at a 2014 Low; Here's Where It's Headed
The silver price this week has been particularly disappointing, trading at its 2014 low for the last six trading days.
But the bad news for silver is tempered by bullish indicators that could spark a rally in the near-term and carry it up to the end of the year.Here's what moved the price of silver this week, and where it's headed...
Silver Futures Will Soon Pull Prices Out of Recent Slump
Last week was punishing for silver prices once again, as the silver futures market sent out bearish signals and the white metal fell below its lowest levels on the year.
But if you've followed the silver futures markets this year you'd realize these current doldrums are only preceding a much more substantial rally.Here's why silver is gearing up for a rally, and why now it is a good time to jump in...
Why Silver Prices Today Are Hitting 2014 Lows
Silver prices today are trading at their lowest levels on the year, continuing a two-month bear cycle where the white metal has fallen significantly.
Prices are taking recent cues from the U.S. Dollar Index, as well as the U.S. Federal Reserve. Silver futures activity has also been a headwind for more than a month now.So what’s working against silver? And when will it hit the bottom and reverse this disappointing two-month downdraft? Find out here…
Silver Futures Market Is Keeping Silver Prices Down – but Not for Long
Silver futures activity has been smothering prices, with the white metal trading down seven of the last eight weeks as it nears three-month lows.
And not surprisingly, speculators have taken center stage in this protracted bear session, adding to their short positions for the fifth straight week.Here’s why, despite all those discouraging factors, silver is still primed for a rise in the coming weeks…
Silver ETFs Are Flashing a Bullish Sign for Prices
Don't let the August performance of silver ETFs fool you - there's a big buy signal for silver flashing right now.
July, like August, was underwhelming, as silver prices fell dramatically. But in July, portfolio managers dealing in the physical silver shed their holdings.That was not the case in August…
Current Price of Silver Restrained by Speculators, but Not for Long
As of Friday, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) reported that silver speculators added further to their short positions, which no doubt kept a lid on the current price of silver.
The silver futures market and speculator activity has been a highly telling indicator for the future of silver price movements. When speculators begin buying up short positions in droves, the price of silver enters a bear session were declines become routine. But when silver speculation hits its peak and prices dive down to new lows, the speculators will begin to liquidate their short contracts and buy long.And when this happens, silver is taken for a ride…
Silver Price Forecast: End-of-Year Rally to Start in September
Silver prices suffered mightily in August, as this Friday is likely to show the white metal down considerably on the month.
However, some new developments in the futures markets and the move into the fall months provides favorable trading terms for silver.Here’s our silver price forecast for September and the months to come.
Silver Prices Today Bounce on Geopolitical Tensions
Silver prices today are beginning to pop, bolstered by safe-haven demand from unsettling news on the Ukrainian-Russian border.
If silver closes up today, it will be the first time in over a month that the white metal has traded up three days in a row.This slight three-day rally is a welcome change. Here’s what has moved silver these past few days, and what has been holding it back over the last six weeks…
How to Invest in Silver Today for Double-Digit Gains
If you've been watching silver for some time, you know it's been in the doghouse.
After peaking at $49 back in April 2011 the white metal is
down 60%, having languished between $19 and $22 for the past two years.
But a confluence of factors is building that make today's silver prices look downright cheap.Here's how the bull is going to run - and how you can ride it all the way up from here...
Silver Futures Activity Holding Back Prices, but a Rally Is Not Far Off
Activity in the silver futures market have caused prices to sputter out in August, and the most recent data shows that speculators are cashing in on the white metal's downfall.
And while these positions mount, silver is sure to languish.But this bearish speculation will have to end at some point, and a rally is sure to follow.
Why Silver Is Going Down, and When to Expect a Price Reversal
Silver prices are having a tough session, and traders who saw August as a month to rebound from a bearish July are wondering why silver is going down.
With many investments down close to 5% on the month, and the white metal trading below its level at the start of the year, it's easy to get discouraged.Here's why prices are falling, and why we're still bullish...
Silver Price Forecast This Week: Downside Speculation Mounting
Silver Price Forecast this Week: Silver speculators are mounting their short positions, meaning that silver prices are likely to continue to struggle in the near term.
Silver is currently in a cycle of growing short positions, and the more they build, the longer the rally will be to follow once those positions go through a period of liquidation.Investors who haven't panicked at silver's lackluster performance over the last month are soon to be rewarded for their patience...
Silver Prices This Week Trade Sideways on Speculator Shorts
Silver prices this week have been slow and steady, continuing an uneventful August during which the white metal has traded in a narrow range.
However, while silver is likely to recoup from its recently slow trading in July, it most likely won't see a prolonged rally anytime soon because the big drivers simply aren't there.Here's why for silver, things are going to get worse before they get better...